|We hope you all had wonderful bank holiday celebrations, despite the slightly inclement weather. |
We are all hard at work as the summer concert is now less than three weeks away. We will be putting on two celebratory pieces, to continue the jubilee fun.
The first is Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, full of Longfellow's beautiful verse, set to Coleridge-Taylor's unexpected rhythms. The second is Merrie England, by Edward German, with joyous and timely paeans to Elizabeth!
We're holding the concert at 5.30pm on Sunday 26 June. It should be a gorgeous summer evening at St Briavel's church, with drinks and refreshments afterwards. Children go free; so do bring them along to enjoy the music and, hopefully, the sunshine.
You can book in advance at tinyurl..com/mcshwfme and visitors from Ukraine can get free tickets.
Do spread the word to family and friends and music lovers, and hope to see you soon!
Just a reminder that our new term is starting on Tuesday 7th September, 7.30pm at The Bridges Community Centre.
All our information regarding singing with some restrictions is on our Covid-19 tab on the website. Please take a look if you want to remind yourself of any of the information that we have already sent out to members about how the rehearsal is being run.
You can also find information about music scores under the Members Only section.
We are looking forward to resuming singing and seeing as many of you as possible!
|Our new video, As Torrents In Summer, will be going live at 9:15pm on Saturday 27th March. Make sure you tune in to watch our mini concert.|
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Bristol Choral Society is planning to start 2021 in good time-honoured fashion, with an open workshop event on February 6th, 14.00-16.30 (UK time). The only difference from other years is that the whole thing will be done online! So you are all invited to join us to sing extracts of the great Rutter Magnificat, for which the music will be made available before the day. Rutter's Magnificat is based on the biblical canticle in Latin and English. The magnificat formed part of both Catholic and Anglican services and Rutter's setting includes 'Of a Rose, a lovely Rose' (Movement number 2) an anonymous English poem. This music is both exciting and jolly. Hilary will prepare us with an entertaining warm up, take us through some of the movements and we will finish with a performance for ourselves.
This is a donation event, with a suggested minimum of £5 per ticket. And here is the link to sign up and sing with us:
Please keep the date in your calendars, and make sure that singing keeps getting us through the early months of this year!
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|It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death, shortly before Christmas, of our Chairman, Stephen Borthwick, who steered Monmouth Choral Society since his appointment in 2014. |
The funeral of Stephen will take place at the church of St. Dubricius, Symonds Yat West at 12.30 on Wednesday 13th January followed by burial at Sr. Giles, Goodrich. Access to the service is restricted because of Covid-19 and Michael Bradley will represent Monmouth Choral Society by request of Glynis. There is free space at the burial if anyone should wish to pay their personal respects. The funeral directors, Ernest Heal and Sons, of Monmouth have opened a website for donations to the benefit of the Diabetes UK which may be accessed through www.stephenborthwick.
His wife, Glynis, is overwhelmed by the support she has received, and is grateful for it.
|During the Covid-19 pandemic a subset of The Monmouth Choral Society compiled a socially distanced performance of The Shepherds' Farewell from Hector Berlioz' L'enfence du Christ.|
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|We apologise for the delay in sending out these AGM papers. You can now find them on the Upcoming events page.|
There are two vacancies on the committee: secretary and memberhip secretary. Please consider helping your choir by volunteering.
The AGM will be held via Zoom this year, and a separate notification will be sent to you.
Please log into the website and let us know if you plan to attend.
The 27 March Mozart and Schubert Concert have been cancelled, although we are making every effort to reschedule it when circumstances allow.
We are happy to offer refunds for anyone holding a ticket to the March concert so please contact the Blake or MCS for this refund. Should ticket holders wish to gift this amount, we would be extremely grateful, as it will help cover some of the costs associated with cancelling the concert.